The National Manifesto of Self-Regulation

The National Manifesto of Self-Regulation was born and it states that models must have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18 which means that someone who is 5 feet 9 inches must weigh at least 123 pounds (56 kilos).

I read about this in a blog by Miss Chickie who wrote:

This comes on the heels of the deaths of models Ana Carolina Reston, 21 of Brazil and Luisel Ramos, 22 of Uroguay whose diets consisted of apples and tomatoes (Reston), and lettuce leaves and diet coke (Ramos). Reston died of liver failure and Ramos of a heart attack during Fashion Week in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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